It is hard to believe, but we are now more than halfway through first grade. Your students have made incredible gains!
The 2nd quarter report card went home on Friday. Please sign the envelope and send it back to school when you can. Thanks!
We are finishing up our Wonders unit about change over time. Thank you so much to everyone who completed the interview project! It was so interesting to discuss the answers and compare them with life today! This is a Wonders review week. We will work on high frequency words, grammar, and opinion writing. Our next unit is all about animals! I am excited to teach the Science Squad how to do research to learn more about animals.
We have a few exciting days coming up. On Friday of this week, we will celebrate our 100th day of school (unless we have a snow day between now and then). The 100th day will be filled with lots of fun activities!
On Valentine’s Day, we will celebrate by exchanging Valentines and having a special snack. Students who bring Valentines should bring one for each classmate. Students are responsible for bringing in their own “mailbox” for their Valentines. This can be a tissue or shoe box or even a small bag. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on it and send the box, along with the Valentines, to school on the 14th.
For snack that day, we will make a Friendship Snack Mix! Please have your child count out 100 little dry snacks. Put the snacks in a baggie with your child’s name on it. Students could use cereal, goldfish, nuts, raisins, seeds, you get the idea… We will take turns adding the snacks to a bowl to make one big snack mix. As each person adds ingredients, he or she will share a friendly compliment for our class. We will all get our buckets filled and then enjoy a unique snack mix!
Please send in on Wednesday the 14th: Valentines, Valentine Box or Bag, and a small baggie of snacks for our Friendship Mix.
Thank you so much for your support at home!